2024 Rising Stars Recognition

Join us for a Virtual Celebration

Wednesday July 24, 2024
3 PM — 4 PM ET

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About Progressive Railroading's Rising Stars

Progressive Railroading has been reporting on workforce development in the railroad industry for the past several years. In 2013, we set out to discover not only how rail businesses are trying to recruit and retain new railroaders, but who some of the industry's up-and-comers might be. As a result, the "Rising Stars" program was launched to identify individuals under the age of 40 who already are making a difference in the rail industry.

The magazine defines a "Rising Star" as someone under 40 years of age who has made, or is making, a positive impact on his or her company, organization, department or team, and is viewed by others — peers, colleagues, supervisors, clients or associates — as an up-and-coming leader in the rail industry.

We will celebrate the 2024 Rising Stars through a virtual celebration on Wednesday July 24, 2024.


Rising Stars Sponsorship

Add Some Extra Twinkle to Progressive Railroading's Rising Stars Celebration with a Sponsorship

Celebrate the recipients of Progressive Railroading's 2024 Rising Stars awards with the purchase of a Rising Stars sponsorship. The event recognizes individuals — under the age of 40 — who are making positive contributions to the rail industry. This year, the Rising Stars will be honored during an event to be held in summer 2024.

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2024 Rising Stars Timeline

MARCH 8 Nomimation process closes
APRIL 24 Honorees will be notified
JULY 24 Rising Stars Event
SEPT ‘24 Honorees will be featured in the magazine


Nomination Process Julie Sneider
414-228-7701 ext 517

Logistics Wendy Dietzler
414-228-7701 ext 458

Sponsorships and Advertisement Kirk Bastyr

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